Overview

The Layers protocol is a protocol built on decentralized and open systems such as blockchain and decentralized storage, it also uses smart contracts to enforce the predefined rules and make the process faster with automation. With the help of layers, the users can work in the freelancing space without needing to trust the other party and without worrying about getting paid. The Layers protocol does all of this heavy work with its on-chain-based experience and payment network. Every piece of data is stored on the public blockchain networks which makes it transparent, and verifiable, so users don’t need to trust anyone.

Solutions

The Layers Profile

Layers is using soul-bound NFTs (non-transferrable) as user profiles to make sure every profile is unique and this NFT will be attached to all of the data that any user will generate through the layers. This NFT can have the data such as profile images, descriptions, external links, and any other data points the user would like to have. All these data points can be changed later but the blockchain will always have the proof of change.

Layers Profile

On-Chain Experience

Layers store data generated through every interaction with it on the blockchain which acts as proof of history. Storing and manipulation of data happens through smart contracts and data related to a user can only be generated by the respective user and smart contracts make sure of it.

Users can always use their data the ways they want, whether it’s applying for a job somewhere else or joining a new freelancing pool. Users always have the freedom to approve who can access their data and it’s even applicable for Layers.

On-Chain Experience

Agreement Contracts

Layers offer decentralized, immutable, and cryptographically secure agreement contracts. The data of agreement contracts will be hosted on decentralized storage networks such as IPSF and Arweave. For privacy-focused users, there is an option to encrypt the data inside the agreement contracts so only the allowed parties with the secret key can only view it.

Agreement Contracts

Escrow Payment Network

The Layers has built-in smart contracts-based escrow payments which offer the following type of escrow-based payments:

  • Flat Payments

  • Milestone Based Payments

  • Recurring Payments

Escrow Payment Network

Verification Dashboards

Every piece of data generated through the layers is stored on public blockchains or decentralized storage networks, but it’s not easy to do the verification there because data is unstructured, so Layers is providing verification dashboards that are using decentralized API (The Graph) to fetch the data from the blockchain. All the necessary links to blockchain explorers also will be attached there.

Verification Dashboards

The Talent Playlist

Maintaining multiple profiles on different platforms to maximize job opportunities or search for talents on multiple platforms is tedious. On the Layers, interested people can create their own freelancer pool for a certain category and invite freelancers to join, it brings more opportunities for the freelancers while the client can easily filter through different categories of pools with different rates and select the freelancer from the pool which fulfills their budget and needs.

Talent Playlist

Disputes

When both parties working in an agreement have a disagreement over the work and they need help to resolve it, the dispute will come there. Any party can report the disputes and then the protocol participants (community) will help them to sort it out for a small commission.

Disputes

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